Fariview Behavior Associates is a group of specialized professionals focused on the behavioral health and welfare of companion animals in both research and household environments.

Operating out of the DFW area in North Texas, our team is available for on-site, in-home, or remote consulting sessions.

Dr. Jessica Lockhart

Dr. Jessica Lockhart is the founder of Fairview Behavior Associates and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas in Austin.  She continued her education in Texas receiving her Masters and PhD in Experimental Psychology, with a focus on animal behavior and learning, from the University of Texas in Arlington.  Her education and real-world work experience with animals has allowed her to qualify for and obtain the Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) certification.  At this time, there are only approximately 50 CAAB certified behaviorists in the world.  

Jessica's thesis work explored the nature of cooperation in captive lions.  Her doctoral dissertation measured the interactions of dog temperament and human personality on success of shelter adoptions.  She has presented and published independent research in the field of animal welfare and is sought after to present at industry conferences and corporate venues.  Dr. Lockhart has spent time working with sanctuaries, zoos, shelters, and the pet care industry and has experience working with multiple species ranging from tigers to chinchillas.  Her work has addressed such varied topics as the effects of enclosure size and shape on various species to the use of behavioral training and enrichment to improve the lives of animals in human care.

Jessica also worked as the staff Behavioral Scientist at the Procter & Gamble Company.  During this time she was responsible for behavioral research, welfare, enrichment, socialization and training for the Iams and Eukanuba pet food brand. 

Jessica founded Fairview Behavior Associates because she saw a need to help individual pet owners and Veterinarians with behavior specific issues.


What do we do?

Our team specializes in correcting unwanted behaviors or stereotypies in companion animals.  Some of these behaviors may include:

  • Fear
  • Aggression
  • Separation anxiety
  • Resource guarding
  • House soiling
  • Excessive pacing
  • Excessive self grooming

The team at Fairview Behavior Associates takes a holistic approach to the behavioral health of an animal.  Typically, once an assessment of the animal has been made a behavior modification plan is generated.  This plan provides detailed steps and procedures that can be followed to affect a change in behavior.

If necessary, Fairview Behavior Associates can make medication recommendations to assist with the behavior modification process.  Our team has partnerships with local veterinarians and can also work with the client's veterinary professional if so desired.

How Do I Get Started?

Please contact Fairview Behaviour Associates so that we can arrange an initial consultation.